First up, Melissa’s shawl. She originally bought the yarn so that she could make it, but she gave up after about 5 or 6 rows. (I’m proud of her for even GETTING that far because those rows are stinking long and hard to count.) Pre-blocking, it was very stiff (acrylic) and not drapey at all. Yes, I should have worn it to show the difference, but I was lazy.
You can see how much it smoothed out, and how I was able to open up the rings a lot better. It is VERY warm, but she loves it. I actually finished it mid-November because it went by so quickly. I loved working on it, but I wouldn’t wear it.
Pattern: Isabella Wrap (Ravelry link)
Hook: L & G
Yarn: Loops & Threads Snuggly Wuggly Baby Sport for the body and Bernat Softee Baby Solids & Marls for the edge.
The next two projects, I designed specifically for the recepient. I will eventually get around to making a proper pattern sample and a pattern, but no time at the moment. They’re both purple, but I love them a LOT.
It’s simple and sweet, with just a dash of girly-ness, just like my friend. I must have changed my mind about 50 times before hitting upon this pattern. When I got there, it went by quickly. They don’t take much yarn, about 22 g for this pair, though I will write it up to be a little bit longer. Love love LOVE the edges.
Pattern: My own
Yarn: Jo-Ann Sensations Bamboo & Ewe and Red Heart Ltd. Heart & Sole
Needle: Size 2
And here’s Kali. This is the same Kali who got those fingerless gloves awhile back.
Kali’s a very fashionable girl, wayyy more than I am. I wanted to go a little bit over-the-top compared to my normal designing, so I came up with this. I feel like it fits her personality well, very feminine and lacy. She calls it a snood, though. I call it a cowl. -Shrug-
Isn’t she gorgeous?